It’s not realistic but imagine for whatever reason you were limited to 10 supplements a day what would they be? Let’s exclude all “prescription” drugs (ie rapamycin, acarbose, ect.) Also, consider excluding things that more closely resemble food such as protein powder. If you feel strong about a couple more go ahead and make it a list of 12. I have a hard time narrowing this down to 10 supplements myself but I’ll try. This is in no particular order…
Vitamins K2 MK4
I just noticed this list looks pretty boring compared to my full list. I take a lot of supplements!
EDIT: Before you ask me a question about my list. How about if you share your own list? Thanks!
I wish companies would publish the details of the ingredients in their supplements:
“Pic-Mins contains well-absorbed forms of zinc, selenium, chromium, manganese, molybdenum, boron, and vanadium. These trace minerals function as cofactors in numerous enzymatic reactions in the body.*”
Still - where is the citrate? That is perhaps the most significant possible supplement (in the grams, ideally over 5 grams per day)
I am not sure why. In many ways it is the quantity of inputs that is significant. If I take a small amount of 14 HDAC inhibitors that is not necessarily different to taking 14 times the quantity of one.
If only… Every month I’d attempt to reevaluate my vitamin stack and pare it down. I’ve stopped because I’d discover I was lacking something and ended up adding “just one more”. I either have very expensive urine or I’ll die a very healthy corpse.
I wasn’t trying to start a “what do you think about my stack” thread. I probably take over 30 supplements. I was hoping to hear from some people what 10 or so supplements they take are the very most important to them.
Thanks for asking this question! Since there are literally thousands of supplement options, a top ten is nice! I use a simple formula that has served me well through the years and tends to be more minimalistic. I need to have a subjective and or objective change / measure to justify why I am taking a specific supplement. Vitamin D (with K2 in my supplement) is a good example of the objective change that can be measured and has data to suggest health benefits, but subjectively I have never noted a change. Magnesium has subjective change for assisting in my sleep and bowel health. I am always willing to try something new that makes sense, but I must be able to notice and or measure a change that is supportive of me using it long term:)
Vit D3 5,000 ( with K2)
B-COMPLEX ( methylated)
Melatonin - in multiple forms of sleep combinations with many others ( 5-HTP, GABA, L-Dopa, L- Glycine, L-theanine, Lemon Balm